Lobbying Activity Report

4288-11466

Organization: The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Associated registration: 8073-4288-1
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-07-08
Arranged a meeting: No
Posted date: 2021-07-21

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Shawn Bayes Footnote1
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: David Eby, Attorney General, Minister Responsible for Housing
Attorney General, Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Haiqa Cheema, Ministerial Advisor
Attorney General, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing

Angela Cooke, Associate Deputy Minister
Associate Deputy Minister Office Responsible for Housing, Construction Standards & Multiculturalism & Anti-Racism, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing

Colleen Spier, Executive Director, Indigenous Justice Strategy
Indigenous Justice Policy and Legislation, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing

Derrick Harder, Senior Ministerial Advisor
Attorney General, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing

Richard Cooke, Associate Deputy Minister
Associate Deputy Minister Office Responsible for Housing, Attorney General and Minister responsible for Housing

William Maartman, Senior Ministerial Advisor
Minister's Office, Public Safety and Solicitor General

Lisa Anderson, Assistant Deputy Minister
Assistant Deputy Minister'f Office, Public Safety and Solicitor General

Mike Farnsworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Ministry For Public Safety and Solicitor General, Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly
 
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Advocacy regarding changes to result in the reduced use of incarceration for women, particularly Indigenous women through reduction of holding women over for Show Cause bail hearing; increased releases on a Promise to Appear; and reduced use of multiple conditions for bail in keeping with R V Zora. Publication of these stats on a race based basis.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Health, Housing, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Justice and Law Enforcement, Poverty
Advocacy regarding changes to result in the reduced use of incarceration for women, particularly Indigenous women through reduction of holding women over for Show Cause bail hearing; increased releases on a Promise to Appear; and reduced use of multiple conditions for bail in keeping with R V Zora. Publication of these stats on a race based basis.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Health, Housing, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Justice and Law Enforcement, Poverty
Change Health Authority directive regarding the exclusion of the acceptance of referrals for bed-based substance use treatment centres from criminal justice system (bail, remand, probation, court order etc)
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Health, Justice and Law Enforcement, Mental Health and Addictions
Development of homeless outreach family support workers to respond to the lack of housing stock for at risk and homeless women and children
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Housing, Justice and Law Enforcement, Poverty
Development of hybrid bed-based models that allow women as sole caregivers to bring their children with them while undertaking substance use treatment
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Health, Mental Health and Addictions
Funding for an Indigenous BC women's organization to address the link between criminalization and intersecting issues of victimization and violence and the social services needed
  • Awarding, amendment or termination of any contract, grant or financial benefit by or on behalf of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Justice and Law Enforcement
Increased housing for women and women with children, to respond to the increased homelessness of women and children, in the community with the busiest criminal court for women.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Housing
Increased provision of community options, and access to that information by court personnel, to enable alternate measures at sentencing in keeping with the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Health, Housing, Justice and Law Enforcement, Mental Health and Addictions, Poverty
Provide access to space within the Surrey Courthouse to enable EFry and community organizations to support women before the courts in the development of community alternative plans
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Justice and Law Enforcement
Request for change to Crown Council policy regarding consideration of the best interests of the child at time of sentencing.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Human Rights, Justice and Law Enforcement
The hearing of domestic violence and family court issues together to reduce administrative offences and the disproportionate criminalizing of Indigenous individuals/families and improvement of women's safety
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Children and Families, Justice and Law Enforcement
 
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Shawn Bayes
 
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.
 
  1. Footnote1  Indicates new information that was added through a Lobbying Activity Report.
 

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